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About Felix

Felix is an enrolled tribal member with the Little Shell Band of Chippewas in Montana, and has served in many capacities in American Indian Tribal governments for the past 15 years. He is accomplished in directing Tribal 8A enterprises within the federal procurement process and has contracted in excess of $20 million in Department of Defense procurements for Tribal businesses.He has provided tribal governments with business knowledge and expertise to positively affect tribal resources and self-sustainability. In his early career he served as a Habitat Biologist and Water Department Manager for the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho where he provided many services ranging from political representation to GIS development. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Education and his MBA from Gonzaga University. He resides in Post Falls, Idaho with his wife and family while continuing help to manage his family’s 20,000 acre farm and ranch in eastern Montana

Nishnaabe Consulting is a Native owned small business located in Northern Idaho owned by Felix M. McGowan. Felix has spent his professional career working with tribes in the Pacific Northwest and was raised on the Fort Peck Reservation in eastern Montana. He is also an enrolled member of the Little Shell Chippewas of Montana. The company was established to support the tribes in their business and strategic development through years of working with tribes.

Support Capabilities:

  • Federal Contracting Support
  • Operational Development
  • Strategic Planning Development
  • Environmental Support
  • Business Development and Organization
  • Business Planning and Analysis

Job Experience:

  • Watershed Coordinator—Nez Perce Tribe
  • Economic Planner—Nez Perce Tribe
  • Business Development Director—Echelon (Coeur d’ Alene Tribe)
  • Agricultural Economic Study—Coeur d’ Alene Tribe
  • Project Management
  • Business Planning and Development
  • Operational Controls
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